Hello everyone! Feels good to check in and see how all the babies are doing. I find it so fun to read about the different stages, how different/similar babies are.
Sophia used to take a paci, but not anymore. I should offer it more. Sometimes she sucks on her fist, I should try to get her to suck on the thumb and see how she likes it.
I've been trying to post here for the past couple of days, but things have been quite crazy around here. Yesterday I almost had a breakdown.
Im starting to think that Sophia might be colicky or she just has a VERY hard time falling and staying asleep and ends up being overtired and goes crazy. She'll be 2 months on Wed and for the past 3 weeks she has cried so much. Anywhere from 4 to 8 hours a day!
She used to be really good, never cried unles she was hungry or wanted to be held and always fell asleep while nursing. Now it's so hard to get her to sleep. I need to walk her, bounce her, rock her. Go out for walks with her in the sling, but she'll wake up as soon as we walk in the door. She'll just cried for 3 hours straight, as I walk her, sing her, talk to her and it makes me feel like a bad mom. All I want to do is comfort her. I burp her, everything and you can tell she's in pain, because she squirms as she cries and pulls and extends her legs and throws herself back as I hold her. Sometimes she will cry until she falls asleep, and will wake up right away (anywhere from 5-20 min) and cried some more and fall asleep again.
I've discovered that getting her to fall asleep, laying her down in the bed with her and nursing her when she wakes up, sometimes work, but not always.
The last couple of days she has been awake, ALL DAY. Sleepin like an 1-2 hours tops and in different sessions. At night, when I finally get her to sleep (which usually happens around 10 or 11). She'll sleep from anywhere to 4-7 hours straight. If she wakes up and I nurse her, she'll go right back to sleep, but during the day it's crazy. Yesterday she woke up at 6am after sleeping really well at night. The first thing she does is to nurse, I change her diaper and then she just smiles and laughs for like 10 minutes. It's fun to see her wake up so happy and she seems to think my hair is funny, she'll stare at it and coo and smile for so long, if I put her hand in it, she goes crazy and doesnt let go of it lol
Then she got sleepy around 9:30. She started getting fuzzy, I walked her, rocked her. Got her to sleep like 3 times for like 5 minutes, then she started crying almost screaming, my shirt was wet from her tears. I tried everything, she just wouldnt sleep. I gave her a warm bath for like 30 minutes she relaxed and calmed right away, but after I took her out, she started crying again. It was like 1:30 and she hasnt slept since 6 and just would cry and cry. I ended up asking DP to tell my MIL to come over (she has been really nice lately).
She said her belly was hard as a rock, it was true, but I had been burping her in all ways possible for like 2 hours. She fell asleep a couple of times, kept waking up, burped later once and finally fell asleep at 2pm for half an hour only, my MIL got her to like the swing, she slept there. Then she was happy for most of the day, didnt sleep again, nursed fine, burped fine. At like 7:15 she started crying again for almost 2 hours. I walked her, bounce her, nursed her, everything until she fell asleep at 9, woke up like 20 minutes later, I nursed her and she fell asleep at 10. Slept through the night, woke up at 4 to nurse, fell right back to sleep, woke up at 7 to nurse, fell asleep and dss wokes us all up at 8 something.
She got sleepy around 9:45, it took me until 11:30 to get her to fall asleep. She fell asleep once, woke right up after 5 minutes. Cried, but not as bad, fell asleep on my arms and I transfer her to the swing, she's now there sleeping.
Im so tired, I feel like Im neglecting dss, when he's here during the day, because she cries so much and I just focus on calming her. I explain to him, that she doesnt feel good and that when she falls asleep I'll be with him, but after 2-4 hours of trying to get her to sleep, I just want to sit down and relax. On top of that, my back and knees have been hurting really badly, so it's frustrating when Im walking her and bouncing her for so long and she doesnt fall asleep. Not with her, but with myself.
I almost cried yesterday when my MIL came here. Next week Im taking her to the doctor, so hopefully, he'll have some advice for me.